Planners see four lanes for Moon Road

Columbus city planners recommended today that Moon Road get two more lanes, but no concrete median.

Planning Director Rick Jones told Mayor Jim Wetherington and Columbus Council his department backs a plan to expand the road — between Wilbur Drive to Whittlesey Boulevard — to four lanes.

Ultimately, the 10-member council will decide what to do about traffic on Moon Road, which gets clogged during morning and afternoon rush hours.

Other options were put on the table July 26, when the city hosted an open house at the North Highland Assembly of God Church on Whittlesey Boulevard.

With 39 favorable responses, the plan recommended to council narrowly beat options to widen the road to three lanes, or to widen it to four lanes with a raised median.